Tod Baker is sure his new hockey stick will improve his game significantly. But when his team loses to its archrival, he realizes that good stickhandling and passing require hard work and practice more than top-notch equipment. Blaming himself for the team’s loss, he hides his new stick in his closet with a vow not to use it unitl he deserves it. But will he earn that right before the end of the season, or will he forfeit the new stick until another year?